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12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Is there flawless torture?
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
Interesting how, when the Senate Committee’s report on torture was released Dec. 10, the critics swiftly bellowed it was “flawed.” …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Riviera Maia closing was ill-timed
Letters to the Editor
My daughter lived at the Riviera Maia apartment complex for six years (“Residential ruins,” editorial, Dec. 11). …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Christmas cleanup
Opinion
Mayor D. Michael Collins has a Christmas gift for Toledoans: the removal of rubble from the sites of 24 houses that were destroyed by fire and demolished in various city neighborhoods. It’s a kind gesture, and it should encourage the mayor to be even more generous in the New Year. …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Wait until next year
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Before they went home for the year, state senators killed a phony bill that, in the guise of cleaning up toxic algae in Lake Erie, would have jeopardized the lake and otherwise threatened the state’s environment. That was the right choice; doing nothing was preferable to passing the array of special-interest junk the state House had approved. …

12/14/2014 1:25 AM
Kirk: A bridge in need of repair
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Medication-assisted treatment helped me overcome my opiate addiction
BY DONALD CARR
I was given my first Percodan pill — a powerful opiate painkiller — when I was 17 years old. It was part of the treatment that followed surgery on my shattered leg, one of several critical injuries I suffered in a car wreck. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Help didn't come soon enough
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Brett Jan’s mind was racing. The 33-year-old Toledoan hadn’t slept for days, and his lifelong battle with depression and anxiety had gripped him in a vise of addiction. Struggling with heroin and alcohol, he needed help but still had hope. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
An agenda for addiction
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Nearly two decades in the making, Ohio’s heroin and opioid epidemic became the state’s top public health problem in 2014, prompting sweeping policy and cultural changes that should reduce addiction rates over the next decade. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Keep acts of kindness all year
Letters to the Editor
The Blade’s Million Acts of Kindness campaign during this holiday season is heartening. Christmas inspires a flood of generosity and kindness, as we annually rediscover the warmth and joy that acts of compassion create for both doer and receiver. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Coal: Mainstay of U.S. economy, energy future
Letters to the Editor
We were shocked and extremely disappointed to see your biased Nov. 30 editorial “Ditch Big Coal,” which made many misleading and flatly wrong statements about Murray Energy Corp., its 7,400 employees, and the U.S. coal industry. …